user578386 user578386 - 4 months ago 24
iOS Question

how to open the url in safari not in webview

I want to open an url in safari, outisde the app and not in webview.

I implemented the UIWebViewDelegate but I am still not able to open the url.
Basically I am not able to click the url.

Below is the code:

-(void)newView:(NSString *)title Description:(NSString *)desc URL:(NSString *)url{
webView =[[UIWebView alloc]initWithFrame:CGRectMake(15, 17, 190, 190)];
webView.backgroundColor=[UIColor clearColor];
webView.opaque = NO;
[webView loadHTMLString:[NSString stringWithFormat:@"<html><body p style='color:white' text=\"#FFFFFF\" face=\"Bookman Old Style, Book Antiqua, Garamond\" size=\"5\">%@ %@</body></html>", desc,url] baseURL:nil];

v = [[HUDView alloc] initWithFrame:CGRectMake(60, 70, 220, 220)];

cancelButton = [UIButton buttonWithType:UIButtonTypeCustom];
cancelButton.frame = CGRectMake(0, 0, 30, 30);
[cancelButton setBackgroundImage:[UIImage imageNamed:@"closebox.png"] forState:UIControlStateNormal];
[cancelButton addTarget:self action:@selector(cancelButtonPressed) forControlEvents:UIControlEventTouchUpInside];
[v addSubview:cancelButton];
[v addSubview:webView];
[self.view addSubview:v];

-(BOOL) webView:(UIWebView *)inWeb shouldStartLoadWithRequest:(NSURLRequest *)inRequest navigationType:(UIWebViewNavigationType)inType {
if ( inType == UIWebViewNavigationTypeLinkClicked ) {
[[UIApplication sharedApplication] openURL:[inRequest URL]];
return NO;

return YES;


After reading the comments I think this is what you're looking for:

Implement this method:

- (BOOL)webView:(UIWebView *)webView shouldStartLoadWithRequest:(NSURLRequest *)request navigationType:(UIWebViewNavigationType)navigationType;

from UIWebViewDelegate and depending on that request argument you should return TRUE or FALSE. If you don't want the webView to open it, you should call:

[[UIApplication sharedApplication] openURL:request.URL]; as others mentioned and return FALSE.

Hope this helps. Cheers!

EDIT: If the links are not recognized in your webView, try this: [webView setDataDetectorTypes:UIDataDetectorTypeLink]